Saudi Arabia

By Flipboard KSA | Saudi Arabia, officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is the largest Arab state in Western Asia by land area and the second-largest in the Arab world. Riyadh is the capital of Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia to begin construction of Red Sea-Gulf railway

Saudi Arabia plans to seek bidders for the construction of a 1,600-km-long railroad linking the Red Sea with the Arabian Gulf as early as the end of …

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia to allow international companies to install solar cells for power subscribers

Author: Arab NewsSat, 2017-09-16 03:00ID: 1505507725741358800RIYADH: The Kingdom will next Sunday begin receiving applications to install solar …

Renewable Energy

DEWA announces winning tender for world’s largest solar project

DUBAI: The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced the winning tender for the fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum …

Renewable Energy

How cycling is keeping the fight for women’s rights moving in Saudi Arabia

Baraah Luhaid is determined to cycle freely, and she is enouraging other women to join Spokes Hub, her gender-inclusive cycling community<p>Saudi Arabia remains one of the world’s most repressive countries for women, where a man’s consent is obligatory for women to access human rights, and feminist …

Cycling

Saudi government decision to unblock Internet calling a welcome step

RIYADH: Users of online apps providing Internet calling were a joyous lot on Thursday after the government issued directives to remove a block on …

Middle East

Crown Prince’s presence boosts Saudi team to spectacular victory

Saudi Gazette report<p><b>JEDDAH</b> — The presence of Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, at the stadium had an …

Saudi Arabia

Sacrificial animals’ prices soar ahead of Eid Al-Adha in Saudi Arabia

Author: RASHID HASSANThu, 2017-08-31 03:00ID: 1504123549738767200RIYADH: Prices of sacrificial animals are soaring as residents throng to Riyadh’s …

Islam

flyadeal's new plane

Saudi Gazette<p>SAUDI Arabian Airlines’ budget carrier flyadeal introduced the first plane that would be in operation on a mix of domestic and regional …

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia, China plan joint $20 billion investment fund

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia and China plan to establish and operate jointly a $20 billion (15.63 billion pounds) investment fund, …

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia to restart work on $26.6 bln Grand Mosque expansion

DUBAI, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Saudi Binladin Group will restart work next month on the $26.6 billion expansion of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, nearly two years after work stopped in the wake of a crane collapse at the site that killed 107 people, sources told Reuters on Thursday.<p>Work will resume after …

Oil

Saudi Arabia to restart work on $26.6bn Grand Mosque expansion

Author: ReutersFri, 2017-08-18 03:00ID: 1503006986992197100DUBAI: Saudi Binladin Group will restart work next month on the $26.6 billion expansion of …

Middle East

Saudi central bank says Qatari pilgrims can change riyals

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's central bank said on Saturday it had not banned trading of the Qatari riyal since Riyadh cut diplomatic ties with …

UAE ambassador says 'whole of Saudi Arabia is cuckoo' in leaked email

The United Arab Emirate’s envoy to the US has reportedly ridiculed Saudi Arabia’s leadership in a number of leaked emails,<p>In one of the messages, …

Saudi Arabia's financial constraints are starting to limit its ability to project power

Saudi Arabia’s strategy in the Middle East has for years focused on throwing money at majority Sunni states and groups in the region to counter Iranian influence. But its fiscal constraints started to limit its ability to project power even in the Arabian Peninsula.<p>Funding Sunni jihadist groups has …

Geopolitics

Oil prices at $60 still a distant prospect

Author: Arab NewsWed, 2017-08-16 03:00ID: 1502830204998009800JEDDAH: Oil prices have improved significantly since the middle of July, and the Brent …

Oil

September deadline for Saudi's Abraj Kudai subcontract bids

Saudi budget deficit shrinks

Saudi Gazette report<p><b>RIYADH</b> — Saudi Arabia’s state budget deficit shrank by a fifth in the second quarter from a year earlier as revenues rose …

Haramain Express Train’s first trip set for January

Okaz/Saudi Gazette<p><b>JEDDAH</b> — The Haramain Express Train will operate its first trip from Makkah to Madinah in January.<p>An official for the project said …

All Saudi airports to be privatized this year

Author: Arab NewsWed, 2017-08-09 03:19ID: 1502227508999079700JEDDAH: All Saudi airports will be privatized this year, the head of the General …

Middle East

Saudi Arabia to allow 100% foreign ownership of engineering firms

Author: Frank KaneWed, 2017-08-09 02:59ID: 1502226197258905400DUBAI: The opening up of Saudi Arabia’s economy is proceeding apace. On Monday, the …

Saudi Arabia

Bahrain interior minister: Qatar govt policy threatens GCC security

Author: Arab NewsTue, 2017-08-08 03:01ID: 1502139805911757900JEDDAH: Bahrain’s Interior Minister has said that Qatar poses a threat to the security …

Middle East

52,898 labor violations uncovered in Saudi Arabia

Author: ARAB NEWSMon, 2017-08-07 03:00ID: 1502056420174893000RIYADH: Inspectors from the Ministry of Labor and Social Development have detected …

Saudi Arabia

Saudi man jailed for joining Daesh

Author: MOHAMMED AL-SULAMIMon, 2017-08-07 03:00ID: 1502056420234894200JEDDAH: A former member of the Saudi military who fought for Daesh in Iraq and …

Saudi Arabia

Three years into cheap oil, Gulf Arab nations are still depending on rebound

Energy-rich Gulf Arab nations have scrambled to adjust to the slump in oil prices since 2014. Three years on, their economies are mired in weak …

Economy

Saudi hires Goldman for Riyadh airport’s stake sale

Saudi Civil Aviation Holding plans to sell a minority stake in Riyadh's King Khalid International AirportThe post Saudi hires Goldman for Riyadh …

Goldman Sachs

Riyadh Airports, Uber partner on passenger transport

Riyadh Airports Company and Uber have signed an agreement to transport passengers to and from King Khalid International Airport (KKIA) in the Saudi …

Uber

11th phase of wage protection program covers over 481,000

Saudi Gazette report<p><b>RIYADH</b> — As many as 481,097 employees working for 7,021 establishments each with a workforce ranging between 60-79 will be …

Private Sector

Saudi crown prince launches mega Red Sea tourism project

Author: Arab NewsTue, 2017-08-01 06:03ID: 1501545885103776900JEDDAH: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, chairman of the Public Investment Fund (PIF), …

Red Sea

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